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In a new report from CTIA, the wireless industry's lobbying organization, the group argues that widespread adoption of wireless technologies has the potential to save billions of energy dollars, conserve water, and reduce urban traffic congestion.
Date: 10/13/2011
Type: News
America's first wireless Smart Grid network has been deployed in Plumas-Sierra county, California, using TV White Space spectrum as a means to deliver connectivity.
Date: 06/30/2010
Type: Blog
As the market for ’smart appliances’ is rapidly developing, wireless companies vie to become the standard used in the industry.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Smart Grid
Wind turbine manufacturers are turning away from the industry-standard gearboxes and generators in a bid to boost the reliability and reduce the cost of wind power.
Date: 04/27/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
In response to the Fukushima disaster, the Chinese government has suspended construction of nuclear reactors and increased wind energy production. In 2012, wind farms produced 2 percent more energy than nuclear plants did, representing an overall explosive growth of 80% per year.
Date: 02/22/2013
The DOE released a report indicating that wind energy accounted for 43% of new electricity added to the U.S. electric grid in 2012. The wind capacity added was double what was installed in 2011.
Date: 08/06/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Cradle-to-cradle design is the idea of continually recycling old products into new ones to minimize waste and maximize efficiency.
Date: 05/12/2009
Type: Video
Waste Heat
UC Berkeley researchers estimate that over half of U.S. energy consumption is dissipated as waste heat; can such a ubiquitous energy source be harvested as an economically feasible alternative?
Date: 03/31/2011
Type: Article
Some parallels exist between the solar industry and the early PC industry as companies are finding creative ways to produce the cells at lower cost.
Date: 03/23/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The next generation of wireless offers a wider range and larger capacity, though also faces a number of legal hurtles.
Date: 09/20/2011
Type: News

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